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BuckleDown Brewery, Nickson's Eatery join for craft beer and food pairing event

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 6:20 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014 6:23 p.m. CDT
(Lorae Mundt for Shaw Media)
BuckleDown Brewery patrons, from left, Mike Doheny of La Grange, Vikki Reid of La Grange Park, Steve Culen of Palos Hills and Sheldon Harris of La Grange, socialize during a release party for the brewery's newest brew, Stompbox Stout, in February at BuckleDown's 47th Street brewery in Lyons.

LA GRANGE – Two local businesses are combining forces to bring residents a microbrew beer and food pairing event April 6.

Guests will taste local craft beers exclusively from BuckleDown Brewing paired specifically with beer orientated finger foods from Nicksons Eatery.

BuckleDown Master Brewer Ike Orcutt and Nicksons Chef Nick Baca will describe each course before its served, explaining how each pair makes the perfect combination.

The event – hosted at Nicksons Eatery – will include short rib tacos, spicy slaw, a whole hog and much more, according to Baca.

"We have a very similar passion and commitment towards our work and the business," Baca said. 

Sunday's event allows the businesses to show off how food and beer can be enjoyed together, according to Baca, who said the featured pairing is just as important as pairing wine and food.

"We realize the craft of what people put into beer that's made well and we want to share that with people at Nicksons," Baca said.

Sean Mahoney, of BuckleDown Brewing, said it's all about the local businesses partnering together and supporting one another.

"Chef Nick is a fantastic chef and brings the same mindset as we do with fresh ingredients … it'll be a great pairing," Mahoney said.



What: Microbrew Beer and Food Pairing Event

When: Sunday, April 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Nicksons Eatery, 30 S. La Grange Road.

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